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Bell, Jacob

Juanita Burnby.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Pharmacology; UK Politics. 1895 words.

Bell, Jacob (1810–1859), pharmacist and politician, was born on 5 March 1810 at 338 Oxford Street, London, the eldest surviving son of John Bell (1774–1849), pharmacist, and his wife, Eliza...

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Laurie, Gilbert

Richard Ian Hunter.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: UK Politics; Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction; Pharmacology. 794 words.

Laurie, Gilbert (bap. 1718, d. 1787), apothecary and local politician, was born in Edinburgh and was baptized there on 24 October 1718. He was the son of Gilbert Laurie or Laury (d. after...

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Wood, Sir Matthew, first baronet

Anita McConnell.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction; UK Politics; Pharmacology. 1910 words.

Wood, Sir Matthew, first baronet (1768–1843), druggist and politician, was born at Tiverton on 2 June 1768, the eldest of the ten children of William Wood (1738–1809), serge maker, and his...

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